**weekly wildlife Feb. 10-Feb, 16**
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I had given up on getting anything last Tuesday, but I stopped by the pond on the way back and there was a very cooperative GBH strolling the edge. I took about 150 photos of him. All with A-77 and Big Beercan.
I missed out on last week's thread - I was on vacation until Tuesday and then catching up at work the rest of that week so I never got the chance to pop in on that thread and post.
So here are some more shots from the wetlands this past month or so, including more shots in the rain since we've been getting frequent weekend rain and I'm not going to be denied to go out shooting just because of a little water falling from the sky!
All shots A580, with Minolta 300mm F4 APO and APO II 1.4x TC.
Very cool - you've got a nice urban wildlife selection for sure.
I'm always amazed at eagles in such public areas. I've only ever seen bald eagles now three times in my life - once one just flew high over my house in the middle of suburbia, and once a young one was flying over the wetlands. The most recent was last weekend when one dove down in the middle of a resort hotel pond in Disney World to attack a moorhen! Just strange to see them in urban areas for me, because they're so rare here - you northerners are lucky to have such a regal bird so common around you!
I always enjoy watching the big waders hunting - they're so methodical! Glad you were able to find one - of course they're pretty common down my way, so we sometimes take them for granted.
Great work on all the birds - nice and close, good detail, good light...and a very nice selection! Love the fox all curled up too.
Most of our wintering eagles call Northwest Territories, Canada their summer home. We do have quite a few resident birds, but in the winter, our population swells, to the detriment of the duck population. They are like cats and seemed to kill for sport and don't necessarily eat their victims.
Lovely series Ed. I often came back empty handed at wetland only found some good opportunity at very last moment on the way home. The first one is a really nice action shot, the rest are nice portraiture shoShoo showing great amount of details.
As usual you have a nice vest of variety. I am particully impressed bsry he sharpness of your Minolta 300 and 1.4xTC combo. The bittern close up shot shows great amount of detaile, at wide open aperture.
Mainly testing the firmware update with new AFD support on 70-200G, as well as focus micro adjustment. I have to go back for more shots when weather is clear again.
Female northern harrier flying over:
A northern pintail flying by:
A young sage sparrow?
A mallard opening up his wings:
What a ugly black squirrel:
Critters by Joan... Teton Park, Schwabacher landing parking area.
Some times we should spend more time on the common little things.
Joan shot it, A77/70-400G
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